Joyce Marie Grooms, passed away Sunday, March 11th, 2012 in Holdenville at the age of 85.
She was born October 10th, 1926 in Wewoka, Oklahoma to Louie and Minnie Myrtle "Myrt" Woods Dodd. She Graduated from Wewoka High School and later married J.B. Norman on Aug. 23, 1946 in MT. Pleasant Texas. They made their home in Wewoka, Oklahoma and started a family with two children; Gary Don Norman and James " Jimmy" Boyd Norman. J.B. Norman passed away in an automobile accident in 1955. She later married O.B. Grooms on August 8, 1960 at the Free Will Baptist Church in Wewoka.
Joyce worked many years as a sales clerk at Allen's Ready To Wear in Wewoka. She loved to play golf and in her younger years ride horses and dance. She was famous for her homemade chocolate pie, her quick wit and her very matter of fact personality. To say the least, Joyce could always make you laugh.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, husband J.B. Norman, husband O.B. Grooms, her two sons; Gary Norman, and Jimmy Norman, sister, Dorothy Scribner and her husband H.W. , Brother in law Floye Crittenden.
She is survived by her sister; Geneva Crittenden of Wewoka, Daughter in law; Mary Ann Norman of Wewoka, Grandchildren; Kim and husband Brad Childers of Ada, Nikki and husband Tommy Azlin of Wewoka, and Brad and wife Angie Norman of Wewoka, great grandchildren; Logan, Laci, and Lane Azlin all of Wewoka, Blayne, Baylie, Emma, and Eyan Norman all of Wewoka, Spencer and Sarah Kate Childers of Ada, numerous other nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday March,14 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tommy Azlin officiating.
Interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Logan Azlin, Blayne Norman, Spencer Childers, Lane Azlin, Eyan Norman, Brad Childers, Tommy Azlin, and Brad Norman.
Honorary Pallbearers are Kenneth and Lewis Johnson, Zane Smith, and Jim Chadick.
A special thank you to Raneice Cooper and Dana Cook of Holdenville Home Health Care.